Coin Baltic Offensive

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 104 Unknown 5712-0021

Authors

Художник аверса E. V. Kramskaya
Художник реверса L. A. Evdokimova
Скульптор реверса E. A. Yastrebova
Скульптор аверса Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 31, 2014
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Denomination 5
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 5 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

The autumn of 1944 the Soviet Command from 14 September to 24 November, successfully conducted the Baltic operation, which lasted 71 days.

The Germans clung to one of the most important areas - the Baltic states, to supply their troops with food and raw materials, as well as providing a link with the Scandinavian countries. Based on the natural features (swamps, rivers and lakes), the Nazis staged a powerful defensive barricades in several bands. The main blow to the German High Command expected the Riga area, so the most powerful defenses were built there.

The Soviet Union through the introduction of provisions in the Baltic States was able to provide superior military forces, including the technique of more than 2 times. Invaluable assistance was provided by the Baltic partisans and national liberation forces.

conditional operation was divided into two stages. The main direction of motion of the Soviet troops in the first two weeks was concentrated on the Riga direction. However, after the decisive German resistance rate decided on the transfer of the main forces in the direction of Memel. By September 27 the majority of Estonia, except for some islands, liberated from the invaders.

In the second stage by mid-October due to the rapid and almost invisible transfer of troops to the area of Memel Nazi troops were cut off in the Courland cauldron of East Prussia until the liquidation of Army Group "North".

The result of the Baltic operations was the liberation from German occupation in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia more than thirty five thousand settlements. In addition, the victory at the site of the Soviet army accelerated the exit of Finland out of the war.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin, "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2014", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the mint trademark.

Reverse description

Relief image of the monument to Soviet soldiers in Tallinn, along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two asterisks at the top: "ПРИБАЛТИЙСКАЯ ОПЕРАЦИЯ" at the bottom: "ВЕЛИКАЯ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1941-1945 гг.".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2014 2,000,000 - Unknown